THE region's farmers are being urged to spend their "smoko break" hearing from experts as part of a series of webinars.
Hosted by North West Local Land Services (LLS), the sessions will cover a variety of topics such as cattle production, crop protection and the annual land stock return.
The sessions will be hosted by LLS officers and be livestreamed on the North West LLS Facebook page every Monday from June 29 to August 31.
LLS officer Kate McCarthy said the introduction of webinars was vital during the COVID-19 pandemic.
"We've had a few webinars to ensure we have remained engaged with producers during the pandemic," Ms McCarthy said.
"Typically, we would host field day events, but with the restrictions on gatherings we needed to think laterally and it's been really successful.
"Doing things online has helped reduce the amount of time producers would spend going to places and people can jump on during their smoko break, listen to what they need to listen to and ask questions."
As well as the weekly Monday sessions, North West LLS will also host a special webinar with cattle industry leader Jeff House.
"I think the real benefit Jeff will be able to pass on to producers is to help identify which strategies they may have used during the drought that will still work now we've had some rain," Ms McCarthy said.
"Things like confinement feeding setups, which are really useful regardless of the time of year, opportunities for this coming joining season and weaning calves.
"There will be a good variety of things discussed by Jeff, and people are encouraged to ask questions as well."
Ms McCarthy said webinars would play a vital role in community engagement in the future.
"I think there is certainly a place for the use of webinars going forward, but they certainly won't replace field days," she said.
"The benefits of hosting hands-on field days are enormous, and we are already looking ahead at planning some events for later in the year.
"Our webinars have proved very successful, but we certainly don't have any plans to replace our field days with them."
To register for the sessions visit www.lls.nsw.gov.au/northwest.